Fake IRS agents running nationwide hoax

by Cheryl Chumley -- A complex scam being run by a string of Internal Revenue Service impostors has become so widespread that even one of the nation's top U.S. tax fraud investigators more…

For rich nation, America unusually religious

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) The differences between America and other nations have long been a subject of fascination and study for social scientists, dating back to Alexis de Tocqueville, the more…

China builds complete 57-story skyscraper in 19 days

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Sploid) Sploid reader Xian Min Zhang sent us the latest time-lapse video of the construction of his latest building: A 57-floor 2-million-square-foot (180,000-square-meter) skyscraper fully built with energy-efficient, more…

Knock-off Apple watches hit Chinese market

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) It has barely taken any time at all for Chinese counterfeiters to rip-off Apple's latest creation. Fake versions of the Apple Watch can be bought more…

The impulsive spender's debit card

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, I have a problem with impulse spending. I switched to a debit card so that the money comes straight out of my checking account, but I more…

Stocks positive for year as Fed fears subside

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks traded higher on Thursday as mixed economic data indicated to some investors that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates as early as anticipated. more…

Lawmaker flayed for 'brown' people comment

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Edmonton Sun) The "racist" comments of a New Brunswick Conservative MP have outraged community members and political figures in B.C., who say the remarks have set Canada back more…

Americans abandoning traditional TV

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — Traditional television watching is declining faster than ever as streaming services become a mainstream feature in American homes, according to new research by Nielsen. Adults watched more…

Insurers step up for impatient drone pilots

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg) -- Thousands of drones flown without government approval by real estate companies, movie studios and other businesses are getting coverage by insurers writing their own safety rules more…